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The psychological impact of abuse on men and women with severe intellectual disabilites

Rowsell, A.C., Clare, Isabel C. H., Murphy, Glynis H. (2013) The psychological impact of abuse on men and women with severe intellectual disabilites. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 26 (4). pp. 257-270. ISSN 1360-2322. (doi:10.1111/jar.12016) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:34581)

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Abstract

Background:

An informant interview, based on the framework provided by PTSD, but supplemented with additional questions, was developed and was used to elicit the emotional, behavioural and physiological symptoms of alleged abuse in 18 people with intellectual disabilities at three time points: in the 3 months immediately prior to the alleged abuse (Time 1), in the 3 months immediately after the abuse (Time 2) and in the last 3 months prior to interview (Time 3).

Results:

While the established PTSD framework is appropriate for examining the psychological impact of abuse, some amendments are required to enable clinicians to examine fully the distress of alleged victims with severe intellectual disabilities.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/jar.12016
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 12:41 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34581 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Murphy, Glynis H.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7817-5861
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